We Are Visible! Our Illnesses Are Real! We Have a Voice!
No matter if you have a chronic physical illness, a chronic mental illness, or dabble with both….we are kin to one another. That “having something in common” is much more than we realize.
It’s an unfortunate fate in our lives that is ONLY truly understood by those who have to bear it. Can anyone tell me why we keep screaming on the inside alone and not banning together to create a magnificent community? Why not be ONE VOICE?
And how come the scene from P.C.U. is playing through my head – the one towards the end where they get everyone to NOT protest by shouting “We’re NOT Gonna Protest!” That scene brings all these different groups/clubs together that normally protest against each other and they ban as one… to protest that they are not protesting. (For the sheltered people… look up Politically Correct University. You can thank me later.)
You know that feeling though, we all do. Either you’re feeling alone in the world while literally being alone. Or surrounded by your friends and family but still have that feeling…. Those brave enough to chat up folks you know about the ailments brewing inside of you still don’t tell all the truth of it. And how about the courageous quiet sufferers that use all their energy to hide the pain, the anguish, that emotional turmoil? How come we hold back or hide it all together – fear, anxiety, trying to be selfless? Or is it pride? (Don’t act like your tough independent side doesn’t come in to play too.)
Can You Imagine?
I know you are tired and frustrated and either busy being overrun with pain or dealing with controlling your emotions. It’s time to reach out to each other! Look for groups to join locally or online. Find your kin! To share with – to just listen – to gain strength by having peeps that understand.
I promise you’ll quickly realize that you no longer have to scream on the inside…
I personally shout it out and then say sorry to my dogs for scaring them. And then I go on FB into one of the many groups available that accept me and appreciate the kinship we share.